Common iPhone 7 Bugs and how to Fix them

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Apple’s iPhone 7 looks almost same when compared to its predecessors, but the deeper you dive the more improvements and changes you will find. The first upgrade, you will notice in iPhone 7 is that it is Apple’s first water resistant iPhone. The camera is a great performer and Apple added dual speakers in this flagship phone. The iPhone 7 has surely won millions of hearts. But sometimes a single little issue can kill the fun. There are times when iPhone 7 users face different kinds of bugs and issues in this flagship phone. Keeping this in mind, we have compiled a list of some of the common iPhone 7 problems and their solution to fix them. These fixes will surely put the smile back on your face.

Problem 1: Speaker icon Greyed-out during Calls

Some iPhone users reported that during calls, iPhone 7 icon greyed-out. Though this issue seems to have affected very few iPhone 7 users, Apple is aware of the problem. However, Apple is not offering free out-of-warranty repairs for internal speakers anymore.

Potential Solution:

As Apple is not offering repair, the issue may be linked to the accessories that are paired to your iPhone 7 via Bluetooth. So the solution is to turn the Bluetooth off. You can turn it off by going to the control centre on your iPhone.

Problem 2: iPhone 7 makes a Hissing Sound

Many iPhone 7 users are complaining about a shadowy hissing sound coming from the back of the phone. And sounds become louder when iPhone is engaged in a heavy application such as playing a game. The issue suggests that it is related to the processor. It is also worth mentioning that this hissing sound comes from many phones as well when they are put under heavy processing power.

Potential solution:

Well, there is no exact fix for this bug. A report revealed that this issue is not present in every iPhone 7. But, if you have this problem, you can return your device and get a new one. If it’s really annoying for you, then contact Apple or your carrier.

Problem 3: Poor Phone Call/Speaker Quality

This problem is one of the most reported problems in iPhone 7. If you go through the Apple discussion forums, you will notice that there are numerous complaints from the iPhone 7 owners pointing the same issue. The users have said that the incoming audio sounds too low and is inaudible sometimes.

Potential Solution:

Go to Settings > Sounds > Turn up the Ringer and Alerts. If you can get audio out of the speaker, there are a few other things you can try:

Check the Ring/Silent switch on the side of the iPhone and make sure it not set to silent.

You can also check your iPhone’s protective case, to make sure it is not blocking the speaker.

Restarting your iPhone is another option.

If the problem still persists, you can reach out to Apple Support.

Problem 4: 3D Touch No Longer Working

The 3D Touch feature is a very important part of the iPhone 7 series. The feature makes it easier to interact with different apps and go to their settings and features. However, some iPhone 7 series users reported an issue related to 3D Touch. They have been unable to get their 3D Touch to work properly and sometimes completely.

Potential solutions:

Restart your iPhone.

If there is any screen protector on your iPhone, remove it and try using the 3D Touch again. If it works then the problem is with your screen protector.

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch. Make sure the feature has not been turned off.

If the problem continues, then you may visit Apple Store in order to get your iPhone fixed or replaced.

Problem 5: Bluetooth Issues

Like other smartphones, many users are having trouble maintaining a Bluetooth connection on their iPhone 7. Some users have noticed a quick battery drainage while using the Bluetooth feature.

Potential solutions:

First of all, restart your iPhone. Sometimes restarting a phone resolves many software glitches.

Go to control centre, turn off and on the Bluetooth feature.

Unpair all the devices connected to your Bluetooth and try pairing them again.

Resetting the network settings might help you out the problem. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Then try the Bluetooth feature again.

If you haven’t updated to latest iOS, then update your iPhone. The update might alleviate the issue.

If there is battery drainage issue while using the Bluetooth, then changing the charging cable with Lightning cable might be a good solution.

Backup your data and perform a factory reset. Try Bluetooth again.

Problem 6: Touch ID stopped working

iPhone users on Apple’s official forum have complained about having trouble with Touch ID. According to them, the Touch ID function has stopped working completely or it has trouble functioning.

Potential solutions:

As always, restart your iPhone. Try to use Touch ID again.

Cleaning the sensor is another option. Cleaning will clear the dust, and dirt that can interfere with the sensor.

If you haven’t used the latest iOS, then download the update and install it.

If you are still facing the issues, then it might be a hardware issue. Reach out to Apple for customer care support.

Problem 7: Overheating

Apple forums also suggest another problem about the overheating of iPhone 7. The users complained about their iPhone 7 getting unpleasantly hot. For smartphones and a few other electronic devices, it is normal to get hot when they are performing heavy tasks. While it is normal for your iPhone to get hot when doing intensive tasks, the phone should return to normal temperature when the task has been done.

Potential solutions:

A misbehaving app could be the reason behind overheating of your iPhone. The app could be still running in the background and making the device overheat. Check out all the apps that were just updated.

Try to reset your iPhone as well. If the issue persists, we recommend, contact Apple support. Because if your iPhone is prone to overheating then it could be due to a dangerous hardware problem. So, contacting Apple support is the best solution.

If all the afore-mentioned solutions don’t work out for you, then upgrading to a newer model would be a better solution. Sell your iPhone 7 at SellTheMobile to get a best deal and get a great quality refurbished new-like phone of your choice.


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